Sparks from the Fire
By Rosalie Parker
“There are many ways to tell a story . . . It is a question of choosing the right one.”
The stories in Sparks from the Fire explore a wide variety of familiar characters and settings, yet there is always something else—a shadow world that haunts, disturbs, and threatens. Sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, recluses and lovers—all find themselves shifting between realities: the prosaic and the mystical, even between life and death. The horrors and wonders of these parallel existences are often glimpsed, sometimes revealed, and occasionally overwhelm. These nineteen tales inhabit a terrain in which the uncanny may at any time intrude into everyday life.
- “Holiday Reading” was selected for Stephen Jones’s Best New Horror #30.
Hardback edition limited to 300 copies.
Cover art by R. B. Russell
ISBN: 978-1-78380-023-0 (hbk)